School & Community Education

CFWA provide support and services to help children with CF attending school and day care.

CF Student Action Plan

Our Education Coordinator can work with parents to put together a tailored CF Student Action Plan which details the individual needs of your child while at school/day care. The plan covers infection control, respiratory, nutrition and digestion, dehydration, medication, exercise and other as required.

To develop a CF Student Action Plan, contact our Education Coordinator on education@cfwa.org.au.

School Management Plan

The School Management Plan is designed as a general guide in the management of students with CF at school. It has been developed in line with best practice guidelines and should be incorporated in the development of school policy and procedure. This, along with a tailored CF Student Action Plan can be provided to your child’s school/day care.

To develop a School Management Plan, contact our Education Coordinator on education@cfwa.org.au.

School & Day Care Education

TheĀ CFSmart education program is an online tool with a range of educational resources about CF for teachers and educators. The resources include free e-Learning modules and downloadable resources to support children with CF in the school or early childhood environment.

e-Learning For Educators

If you would like your child’s teachers or educators to understand more about CF, our online learning modules are a perfect place to start. They cover a range of topics related to CF, including practical advice for supporting your child with CF in the classroom/day care.

Our modules are designed to:

  • Enable children with CF to integrate within the normal schooling/day care environment and achieve educational milestones.
  • Provide information about CF to teachers, educators and other staff.
  • Educate classmates to promote CF awareness and understanding.

Resources for Educators

The CFSmart website hosts a range of teacher resources including:

  • Factsheets for educators
  • Short videos
  • Class worksheets
  • Early Learning Classroom Resource Pack

School Education

For further support educating the school or classmates, please get in touch and we can organise an individualised education session. Schools in WA with a child with CF can receive a free copy of our My ABCF at School book and Resource pack. Contact our Education Coordinator on education@cfwa.org.au

Parent Resources

External Education Support

Ronald McDonald Learning Program

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program (RMLP) is one of the national programs facilitated by Ronald McDonald House Charity Australia. The RMLP provides a variety of educational support services to children whose education has been significantly disrupted by serious illness or injury.

Services range from allied health intervention to one-on-one tutoring to support education. The RMLP caters to children from Kindergarten to Year 12 and is available for metropolitan and regional families. Students are allocated a total of 40 hours of tutoring that can be used consecutively or divided up across the years.

Families do not have to have stayed at a Ronald McDonald House to access the RMLP services.

School of Special Education Needs

The School of Special Education Needs (SSEN) provides educational support for primary and secondary students who are in hospital due to medical or mental health preventing them from successfully participating in their enrolled school programs. Staff work within inter-disciplinary teams to support the educational needs of long-term patients, including those with chronic health conditions.

Variety Heart Scholarships

The Variety Heart Scholarships support the continued development of talented or gifted WA kids, aged 6 to 17 who live with either disability, disadvantage, or a long term health condition, and are striving to achieve excellence in fields of the arts, sport, or academics. The scholarship provides practical support in funding tuition, equipment, competition fees and more, allowing kids to follow their dreams.

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